The New York Jets were already one of the teams to beat in the AFC, especially in their East Division.
So, adding Dalvin Cook only makes them a bigger threat, but it doesn’t seem like their rivals are all that scared about the move.
According to a report by Cameron Wolfe, Miami Dolphins HC Mike McDaniels recently told the media that his team isn’t paying attention to what other teams do, stating that he’s more than comfortable with their current RB corps.
Notably, the Dolphins’ current RB room consists of Raheem Mostert, Jeff Wilson Jr., rookie De’Von Achane, and Myles Gaskin, and while it’s not the most impressive by any means, they can still compete at a high level with them.
Asked by reporters about Dalvin Cook signing with the Jets, Dolphins HC Mike McDaniel reiterates they are happy with their running back room and its development. He adds they aren't paying much attention to other teams' moves.
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) August 16, 2023
Nonetheless, it’s not a secret that they had been keeping tabs on Cook even before he was released by the Minnesota Vikings, and he was linked with a move to his hometown team for weeks before the New York Jets swooped in.
Cook has been one of the best and most efficient running backs in the league for quite a while, and he’s coming off four straight seasons rushing for over 1,000 yards, so he would’ve obviously been a major addition to this already explosive offense.
Even so, he might not be the Jets’ featured back, with Breece Hall inching closer to his return, so his presence with their divisional rivals shouldn’t change the Dolphins’ game plan all that much.
Whatever the case, the race for the AFC East should be one for the ages this season.NEXT: Analyst Discusses Similarities Between Tom Brady's Bucs And Aaron Rodgers' Jets